|The Coffee House - In Sickness - Mark Cohen|
Susan Wood, former director of FDA's Office of Women's Health, says that she will have her 11-year-old daugher vaccinated against the HPV virus. Wood argues that making the vaccine mandatory and affordable for 11- and 12-year-old girls will reduce the incidence of cervical cancer and pre-cancerous conditions that require so much medical attention.
Keywords: cervical cancer; vaccine; HPV
|The Coffee House - February 2007 - Mark Cohen|
Maryland lawmakers are on the verge of enacting a Clean Cars bill that will put into effect California's tougher vehicle emissions standards to limit smog and greenhouse gas emissions. Baltimore Sun reporter Tom Pelton anticipates the new law will have a positive impact in reducing smog but that its greatest impact will be in reducing carbon dioxide, and that change will increase the sticker price of new vehicles...
Keywords: clean cars; Robert Drinan; HPV; vaccine; ethnic farming
|The Coffee House - Opening Billboard - Mark Cohen|
Baltimore Sun environmental reporter Tom Pelton on the proposed Clean Cars bill in Maryland; Susan Wood on the nationwide campaign to vaccinate 11 and 12 year old girls against the HPV virus; ethnic and specialty farming; in memory of Molly Ivins and Fr. Robert Drinan; amd singer-songwriter Justin Trawick.
Keywords: emissions; auto; farming; smoked fish; HPV virus; vaccine; singer-songwriter